The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed that someone from this past Saturday’s UFC 143 event in Las Vegas has tested positive for a banned substance, but will not confirm who it was or what drug they tested positive for until later today.
“Thank you for the many email and phone calls. I am still waiting for all the steroid and drug test results to come back. We did have at least one positive test. I will send out an email later today on that matter,” NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer said in an email.
The UFC 143 main event saw Carlos Condit narrowly outpoint Nick Diaz to win the interim welterweight title and earn a shot at champion Georges St-Pierre. On Tuesday night, a rematch was reportedly in the works, but by Wednesday, Diaz’s manager, Cesar Gracie, said “there is not going to be a rematch” without going into details.
The reason for the cancellation of the rematch has yet to be announced.
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for complete coverage of the UFC 143 drug test results once they are released.